Diptyque has swapped fragrance for an exciting new home decor launch

Famous for its fragrances, diptyque has announced that it is returning to it's roots with a surprise new collection

blue and white diptyque wallpaper
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Luxury fragrance brand diptyque has announced it is dipping into its archives to launch a stunning range of wallpaper. 

Diptyque is best known for its luxury candles that have established an almost cult-like following amongst its fans as one of the best candles money can buy. However, for the latest launch, it is swapping fragrances for wallpaper ideas.

Before diptyque became synonymous with luxury fragrances, the brand started out producing eclectic textiles for upholstery in 1961. It wasn't until later that the Maison's three founders - Christiane Montadre-Gautrot, Desmond Knox-Leet, and Yves Coueslant - started making scents to complement the fabrics. 

blue oval diptyque wallpaper

Pretorien wallpaper, from £435, diptyque  (opens in new tab)

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In tribute to this history, diptyque has unveiled its first collection of diptyque wallpaper (opens in new tab) designs. Each design has been inspired by the patterns from the archives, some of which are listed in the collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts, Paris.

Classic diptyque patterns immortalized on the brand's packaging can be seen in many of the wallpaper designs. The clearest example is Pretorien (opens in new tab), the design attributed to Desmond Knox-Leet. The oval design echos the now legendary symbol seen on nearly every diptyque product.

Diptyque Wallpaper collection 

The collection features 10 designs digitally printed onto nonwoven wallpaper. The designs range from an art deco frieze to impressionist panoramic murals, with prices starting at £435 for a wall decor design.

Here are four of our favorite designs in the new launch to update your living room wallpaper ideas.

Odalisque

blue and white diptyque wallpaper

Odalisque wallpaper, from £435, diptyque (opens in new tab)

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The trompe-l’œil of the Odalisque (opens in new tab) is the perfect example of why diptyque opted for digital printing the new designs. The method allows for an extreme level of precision when printing, perfect for creating these stunning and theatrical patterns.

Basile

black and white diptyque wallpaper

Basile Frieze, from £560, diptyque (opens in new tab)

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The Basile (opens in new tab) design has been taken from the archives and has barely been retouched or recolored. As a result, it offers an art deco-inspired design that is immediately recognizable as diptyque. 

Fun fact, this pattern - attributed to Christiane - is the same one used to cover one of the sofas of the French Palais de l'Elysee.

Sarayi

red and navy diptyque wallpaper

Sarayi wallpaper, from £435, diptyque (opens in new tab)

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Travel was a huge source of inspiration for the founders. Sarayi (opens in new tab) is a testament to the endless notebooks diptyque's founders filled when traveling the world. It is inspired by Japanese prints in a L'art Nouveau style.  

Les Lilas

multi-coloured diptyque wallpaper

Les Lilas, £1,150, diptyque (opens in new tab)

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Le Lilas (opens in new tab) is one of three panorama wallpaper patterns included in the collection. The pointillism design speaks to diptyque's mindset of allowing the mind to be transported elsewhere whether that be by pattern or scent.  

The design is inspired by the travel journals of Desmond Knox-Leet, and would make a stunning feature wall idea in any home. 

I am the News Editor on Livingetc.com. I have worked as an interiors journalist since graduating with a Masters's in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2018. I started out my career working on women's weekly magazines but made the shift to digital journalism in 2019 to join the Ideal Home website team as a news and features writer. 

During that time I nurtured my love of interiors and trends, and received a nomination as AOP Digital Publishing Rising Star 2020. Outside of work I love to sew, knit, and try my hand at a range of new crafts, I am currently dabbling in ceramics. I can't think of a better way to spend my weekend than browsing a haberdashery or antiques fair for hidden design treasures.